15 Months

Twin talk with 
Hadley and Layton

You are both such little sweeties! At 15 months, your personalities seemed to have bloomed and I love every ounce of each of them! You both are ALL over the place & it is so much fun. It is adorable to see two little humans walking around the house. It just makes me grin thinking about it. 

I love asking you questions and seeing your response.  
"Is it time for night, night?" or "Are you sleepy?" With either of those comments, you'll each walk to your nursery. 
"Ready to go, bye, bye?" You both walk to the back door! 
"Who's ready for bath time?" Off you head to our master bathroom. 

You both are still taking two naps a day. I know... it's wonderful!! You both nap from 10-11am and 2-4pm.  I keep thinking that you will drop your morning nap by now, but, nope! You love your sleep! (so does Momma!)You are still going to bed at 7pm and waking up anywhere between 7-7:30am. 

 You are both teething right now and it is super sad. Layton has 10 teeth and Hadley has 11 teeth! Your big ones in the back, molars, are coming in. OUCH! These bigger teeth are giving you both the most pain. ugh. I remember when you were getting your first few teeth, a tooth would just pop in and I would have NO idea! 

At 15 months you...
You love to play, "Peek-A-Boo!" and "Where is Hadley/Layton?"
You love singing and doing the motions to, "The Itsy Bitsy Spider." 
Reading is a passion of both of yours. You enjoy turning the pages. 
You love to swing at the park. (Layton shakes her head and hands to motion, "NO" when I go to take her out!) You have yet to tell us, "NO!" I'm just waiting for that day. 
We have a new found love of blue berry muffins! YUM! 
You play nicely together, unless you both want the same toy at the same time. You'll take toys from one another and you both don't like this very much. ;)  
When you get upset; you both sit down, and throw yourself on your backs. Drama.
You still love bath time. 
You are both talking, too! 
Momma, Dada, hi, "gy" (doggy), "uh uh" (uh oh), "ooooh" (Moo) There are lots of words that we have NO clue what you are saying.  We are still trying to figure out what they are. 
You both just- talk, talk, talk! (babble!)
Layton, you have SO much to say to us. You will go on and on and on. 
You both know where your nose, eyes, and ears are! 
You hate putting on your night time diaper/pjs! Naked babies! 
Layton- you HATE getting your diaper changed! Ever. Period.  
Bows and socks are harder to stay on your heads/feet.
Hadley is a giggler when she wakes up and layton is a "sit quite and don't talk to me" waker-upper. Layton takes her time, where Hadley is ready to play!
Balls are SO much fun to throw. You both love to watch them bounce down the entry way hall. You could play with balls for an hour. 
We said, "Good Bye" to your night time bottle this month! Just sippy cups, now! You still love bottles and both tried to steal them from a baby today at MOPS. You do just fine without them.
When the weather is nice, you both love to go on strolls around the neighborhood. 
Hadley still sleeps with her, "Bevo" and Layton has her bunny- "Floppy", paci, and lovie blanket.

Gosh, you both have a lot of LOVES, but you are both the biggest LOVE to each of us! We love you two, the most! 
Thank you for making us smile everyday. You have brought more joy to our lives then we ever would have thought possible. 

We never thought our hearts could love this much. 
They can. And DO!

Momma and Daddy


Gobble, Gobble @ 15months

The twins are great little eaters! They share, too! It's so cute to watch them hand each other food. Hadley takes Layton's grapes... she doesn't share those! 

Food at 15 months:
Chop, chop, chop! I probably over chop food items- just being careful. With all their teeth (they have had LOADS come in this past month) They can eat just about anything! 
Hadley has 11 teeth and Layton has 9.

 I have always given the girls their veggies and fruit before I give them their "main" coarse! I don't really know why.... I just figured, I'd rather them get in a few healthy choices first! They pretty much eat anything and everything we give them. When we cook a meal, we chop it up for them. Many nights we eat after the girls have eaten, so I am preparing their food before we cook. 

Dinner prep and lunch prep are SO important to me! I try and make everything as easy as possible. 
I use containers to split up their veggies and fruit for each day of the week! I have them separated by meal into plastic containers or baggies. It takes just a few minutes on Sunday afternoon/ or nap time during the week, and we are set. This allows me to just GRAB and FEED! :) 

{food favorites at 15 Months} 
Breakfast options: fruit, cheerios, yogurt, applesauce, mini pancakes, mini waffles, jelly toast, blue berry muffins (with milk) 
Lunch/dinner: fruits (all kinds) and veggies (little bit of everything!) along with one of the following- fish, chicken and hotdogs! They also LOVE pizza and pasta! Any type of pasta, they love! We do pasta about once a week. (messy!) 
(drink choices: water- lunch and milk with dinner)

cherrios, bananas, grapes, puffs, crackers, peas 
(I know..crazy, but they LOVE green peas!) 

{bottles?/sippy cups}
The girls were getting a bottle with a few ounces of milk before bedtime. WELL....We have dropped the girls night time bottle! WAHOO! We held onto that longer than I wanted... it's JUST fine, Right? But, they're gone and put away. No more nighttime bottles. 
We are bottle free!  (until our next baby, that is) 

{milk & H2O}
I haven't given the girls juice. My doctor recommended waiting as long as possible. Her goal is 2 years! (and longer if you can!) So, that's what we are doing! Michael and I have never bought the girls juice... so, they don't know what they are missing. :) I started adding a sippy cup to their cribs when they were sick with runny noses. I wanted to make sure they were getting enough liquids. Each morning, their water was almost gone. These little ones LOVE to drink water throughout the night. My Dr. gave me the okay the leave a sippy cup of water in their cribs. Speaking of cups! We added a few little cups to your bath water for you to play with. Instead, you pick them up and take sips. (soapy water tastes good? -yuck-) Yet, you are learning how to drink out of big girl cups! 

You love to play with spoons! You both try your very best to scoop up food. {try!}

I love cooking for you two! 


Chapter 100: Fresh look!

Our blog has a new and improved look! 

I wanted our 100th chapter...yes, 100th CHAPTER to be a good one! The more I thought about what to write, the more confused I got! Therefore, the designer wanna be in me thought, "How about a new blog design!" 

Well, here it is! 

Reflecting back through the Chapters of this book of our life, I think from here on out- I may just add a "title" and not a "chapter".  Just keepin' life simple will be our motto over the next year. I think the new look does that justice. 

I have really enjoyed sharing our life. It feels like yesterday, I was writing, Chapter 1! Being a Mommy and sharing our story through writing and pictures has been something that I truly enjoy! I hope you'll stay and enjoy reading about the next chapters of our little life as a family. 

Click the links below to read through some of my favorite Chapters in our first blog book-

Chapter 75: Mother's Day

I'm still working out a few details for the new "look" of our blog! But, for now... Here it is!